In December 1927, Al Capone decided to take a vacation in Los Angeles. Checking into the Biltmore Hotel, Capone used his favorite alias, Al Brown, but he was recognized and his visit was detailed out in the newspapers, rousing a storm of public protest. Barely 24 hours after the Capones’ arrived, the Biltmore manager ordered them to leave.

Los Angeles Police Chief James Davis did one better, giving Capone 12 hours to get out of town. “You’re not wanted here,” the chief explained. The cops escorted the group to the old Santa Fe train station.

Capone told The Times, “We are tourists, and I thought that you folks liked tourists. I have a lot of money to spend that I made in Chicago. Who ever heard of anybody being run out of Los Angeles that had money?” He vowed to return.